The Summer Palace in Beijing

Every places of interest in China is huge, so is the Summer Palace in Beijing. The place is so huge, you might have to spend at least 4 – 5 hours there to cover most of the park if not the entire day.

Within the summer palace, there are a few other places of interests. These “special” places of interest, has an entrance fee. So if you are interested to explore all of them, you might want to consider getting the combined ticket which will be more value for money.

By the side of the Summer Palace is the Kunming Lake. You can take a boat ride and view the serene, peaceful scenic view.

A View of Summer Palace
A View of Summer Palace

Every corner of the Summer Palace, you could find these intricate designs and arts.

Even on the ground, it is beautifully decorated with birds and flowers pictures from stones

Long Corridor
Long Corridor

The famous long corridor (长廊), is featured in many Chinese dramas, both produced from China and Taiwan.

Foxiangge Temple is on a hill. This is one of the “special” places of interest within the Summer Palace that has an extra charge. As it was on a hill, I didn’t want to climb the extra steps, so I skipped by the attraction.

I walked a little further, passing by a few gates in the palace and I am a little tire so I decided to end for visit by exiting the palace via the North Ruyi Gate

North Ruyi Gate
North Ruyi Gate

The Summer Palace is very scenic. It’s a pity that it is too crowded otherwise, it would have been perfect.

 

 

The Summer Palace (颐和园)
China, Beijing, Haidian, 新建宫门路19号
Tel: +86 10 6288 1144

Opening Hours

For Period 1 April to 31 October: Daily 0630 to 1800
For Period 1 November to 31 March (next year): Daily 0700 to 1700

Admission Fee:

For Period, 1 April to 31 October
Entrace Ticket for Adult: CNY 30
Combination Ticket: 60
DeHe Garden: CNY 5
Temple: CNY 10
Wenchang Hall: CNY 20
Suzhou Street and Danning Hall: CNY 10

For Period, 1 November to 31 March (next year)
Entrace Ticket for Adult: CNY 20
Combination Ticket: 50
DeHe Garden: CNY 5
Temple: CNY 10
Wenchang Hall: CNY 20
Suzhou Street and Danning Hall: CNY 10

Getting There

By Subway: Line 4 – Beigongmen station (北宫门站)

 

Tips: You may want to bring your own lunch and drinks and maybe a picnic mat. There are a few drinks and food kiosk in the Summer Palace and a few restaurants but these are in the centre of the Palace, so when you needed that drink you may not be able to get it.

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NAHMJ

A gal who loves to travel and enjoy great food, who also love to take photos of the food and to share her finds

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